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Beth McFadden4 years ago

These three high tea cafes and venues will have your mouth watering.

If you've been needing to catch up with your girlfriends on the Sunshine Coast, then why not check out one of these three fantastic cafes or venues for high tea. The tradition of high tea began in the 18th century among dignified men and women as a meal in between their lunch and dinner, as the sandwich became a popular item. Over the years, it became the perfect opportunity and a platform for women to discuss politics and current affairs. It carries on in spirit now, as a ladylike opportunity for afternoon tea.

There is nothing quite as indulgent or special as sitting down with your girlfriends for high tea. In the twenty-first century, we often don’t take time out to just sit and enjoy one another’s company and good conversation, and many women still long for the days of proper table etiquette enjoying a cup of tea in the afternoon. Luckily, with many cafes offering high tea packages, this tradition doesn’t have to die. Check out one of these three locations on the Sunshine Coast for an afternoon of indulgence and some delicious tea and treats.

Fiona’s Fancies

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Try Fiona’s handmade treats

Fiona is a professional pastry chef who has followed her dream of recreating her childhood days baking with her mother and created her cafe, Fiona’s Fancies. She describes her treats as indulgent and moreish, promising an afternoon of sipping on tea and biting into macaroons or the cupcake flavour of the day. Some of Fiona’s indulgent fancies include marshmallow and vanilla bean cupcakes and hand crafted personal meringues with vanilla bean, white chocolate custard cream and fresh fruit. If you’d prefer a hot chocolate or tea, Fiona’s are served with melted Lindt chocolate, whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles, marshmallows and a mini meringue. Step into her homely cafe shop front for high tea and enjoy the afternoon reminiscing about learning to bake your first scones.
Where: 3/37 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Junction QLD 4566

Chocolate 2 Chilli

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Chocolate 2 Chilli bring their special treats to you

Chocolate 2 Chilli offers high tea with a twist at your own home. This cafe comes to you; a modern take on the traditional high tea, you can plan an afternoon for your little princess or a champagne high tea for a bride-to-be. There is no need to stress if you have dietary requirements; Chocolate 2 Chilli also offer up a completely gluten-free high tea with remade traditional treats such as frittatas and tortes. For everyone else, check out their raspberry and cream meringues served in dessert jars as part of the Deluxe High Tea. Chocolate 2 Chilli even provide their own table settings, including china tea sets and special cake stands to set the scene for your event.
Where: your home!

Noosa Springs Spa

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Champagne high tea in the spa courtyard

If you’re after a completely relaxing day, why not try out a spa party at Noosa Springs. You’ve never had high tea like this; surrounded by the serene gardens of Noosa Springs, high tea is served up alongside a day of pampering. With treats such as mini quiches, pikelets and chocolate covered strawberries, there is a high tea and spa package for every group and occasion. Indulge in delicious teas or in champagne to help you sink even further into relaxation. If the treats on the cake tier don’t sound delicious enough, they also offer spa treatments such as the vino choc indulge facial or sugar scrub that sounds scrumptious enough to eat.

Where: Links Drive, Noosa Heads QLD 4567

Now that your taste buds are watering, why not give your friends a call and organise a simply divine afternoon of your choosing, whether it be tasting the treats handmade by Fiona or sitting by the spa pool with a glass of bubbly.

If we’ve missed your favourite high tea spot on the Sunshine Coast, comment below and let us know. 

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